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Represent: Paul Daley and Jack Latimore on Black Stories and Media

29 March 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jack Latimore and Paul Daley

How do we write about race in Australia today?

Direct Line: Manus Island and The Messenger

30 March 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Abdul Aziz Muhamat, John Zammit, Michael Green,...

Manus Island’s offshore immigration detention centre has consistently featured in the headlines – yet it...

Pitch a Classic Today

3 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jennifer Wong, Laura Davis, Sami Shah, Damon...

Imagine William Golding’s Lord of the Flies as an interactive choose-your-own adventure reboot....

Footy Fan Club

4 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Alicia Sometimes, Nicole Hayes, and Emma King

Here’s a free kick for the school holidays: a morning of footy talk and fun at the Wheeler Centre.

Judith Rossell’s Stella Montgomery

4 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Judith Rossell

In the Stella Montgomery series of children’s books (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire),...

Politics and Parenting in Palestine: Laila El-Haddad

5 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Laila El-Haddad and Jordy Silverstein

For years, Palestinian writer Laila El-Haddad has been documenting daily life in Gaza.

A League of One’s Own: The AFL, and Women’s Sport

5 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Karen Lyon, Susan Alberti, Sam Mostyn, Angela...

There’s nothing new about women playing Australian Rules Football – they’ve been doing it for as long as...

A.C. Grayling: The Origins and Future of Humanism

6 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
A.C. Grayling and Krystal Evans

‘Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life.’


10 April 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Kelly Chandler, Margi Gibb, Paula Keogh, and...

‘Write what you know’ is the first rule of creative writing, so it’s no surprise that many a writer...